Something about summertime just makes it hard to be PREPARED. One day last week, I was driving to my therapy session. I went to grab my water bottle out of my bag and ((WHAT THE HECK)) realized I left it at home. No iPad, no Jumbo Artic Book, no Headbanz game. Am I the only one having a flashback to graduate school and the ‘you should be able to do therapy with a paperclip’ speech?! Well, I didn’t even have a paperclip with me, so I whipped into the gas station and bought a newspaper. I knew we could get a TON of therapy done with that. I’ve used kids newpapers and regular newspapers in the past during therapy and they are great motivators for kiddos. When I got home I added, ‘make a newspaper companion pack’ to my to-do list. I had a ton of ideas and got started with them. But them I got stuck, so I asked all my blogging buddies for their ideas. You would not believe how smart we are when we all get together! The finished product is something I’m SUPER excited about. Like….. haven’t been this excited about something I’ve made in a while! Here is a peek inside! Perspective Taking Synonym title replacement! Inferencing Understanding humor These are just a snap shot of the included activities! The full list of included activities: Cover Page Parent Letter Main Idea Newscaster retelling Perspective taking Most/Least comparing Opinions Cause/effect Current event conversations Category sorting by type of article Evaluating Weather Vocabulary Problem Solving Synonyms/Antonyms Multiple Meaning Words Current event summaries Fact/Opinion Sequencing (recipes & comics) Syntax (finding parts of speech) Humor, figurative language Inferencing from titles Job search matching Compare/Contrast ads/articles Persuasive writing Name the caption Narrative writing Inferencing from pictures Perspective Taking from advice columns Articulation Blank Templates A simple newspaper can be used with your entire caseload from articulation to life skills with this packet! I’ve uploaded the product to my TpT store and you can just follow this link to it I’ll pick two lucky winners to grab their own copy on the rafflecopter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway Are newspapers one of you ‘go-to’ therapy items?